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The award
MPhil, PhD

How long you will study
3 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4500 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 13300 per year

All study options

About English at University of Lincoln

The School of English and Journalism offers advanced research opportunities within the subjects of English and Creative Writing.

As a research student, you will have access to support and training which gives you the opportunity to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from your supervisory team and you can benefit from the School's research expertise in areas including 21st Century writing, postcolonial studies, Gothic literature, utopian studies and 19th Century literature.

Regular research seminars and postgraduate study groups provide an environment in which to discuss and debate theoretical concepts. An interdisciplinary research culture may facilitate collaboration with colleagues across topics and strong links exist with the Schools of Film & Media, History & Heritage and Fine & Performing Arts.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPhil, PhDHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 Years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4500 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13300 per year

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a relevant Master's degree.

You will need to submit a research proposal along with your application form. The research proposal will allow us to judge the quality of the application and to decide whether we are able to supervise your project. Please take note of the following guidance:

A research proposal will only be considered if there are academics in the subject with an interest in your field. Please study the staff profiles closely to make sure there is at least one member of staff whose interests intersect broadly with your own. For more information on the School's research, please following the following link:

The research proposal should be 1,000?2,000 words in length.

Clearly define the topic you are interested in and demonstrate understanding of your research area.

Include two or three research questions that you will explore in your research.

Outline the range of research methodologies you will use to undertake the research.

Include a provisional bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

You might include a brief literature review of the key works that relate to your topic, particularly if this helps to exemplify the point below.

Explain clearly how your research contributes to existing scholarship in the area; what gaps will it fill? How will it further knowledge of the area?

Sketch out a provisional plan of work that includes research/archival visits and a timetable for the writing of chapters.

Make sure the proposal is well presented with sections and subheadings and is free of errors.

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